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A Panebianco, R C Lozito, A Prestera, P Ialongo, A Volpi, G Carbotta, N Palasciano
Liver abscess is a cause of febrile abdominal pain and usually the origin of a liver abscess is ascending cholangitis, hemathological diffusion, via the portal vein or the hepatic artery, or superinfection of necrotic tissue. Solitary pyogenic abscess with no obvious systemic cause may be secondary to a local event such as the migration of an ingested foreign body. We report the case of a solitary liver abscess caused by an ingested foreign body, a fish bone, migrated through the gastric wall into the left lobe...
March 2015: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Brankica Terzić, Djoko Maksić, Vesna Skuletić, Dejan Pilcević, Mirjana Mijusković, Zoran Cukić, Katarina Obrencević, Marijana Petrović, Jelena Tadić-Pilcević, Milica Petrović
INTRODUCTION: Multiple myeloma is a hemathological malignancy characterized by the clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone the marrow. Extramedullary dissemination of multiple myeloma is uncommon. In several cases only, the multiple myeloma malignant plasma cells had diseminated to the lung parenchyma. CASE REPORT: We presented a case of multiple myeloma with lung plasmacytoma, in a 79 year-old patient, hospitalized for febrility and infiltrative mass in the right lung...
June 2014: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Nikola Jankulovski, Svetozar Antovic, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Aleksandar Mitevski
Splenectomy is therapeutic for a large host of conditions. It is a consequence of expanding the list of disorders and liberalizing the indications for splenectomy in many diseases. Red blood cells disorders: autoimmune hemolytic anemia, hereditary spherocytosis, hemoglobinopathies and thalassemia are prone to splenectomy after failure of medical therapy. A variety of thrombocytopenic disorders are improved by splenectomy, and the most common indication for splenectomy is ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)...
2014: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Ana María Minaya Bravo, Enrique González González, Manuel Ortíz Aguilar, Eduardo Larrañaga Barrera
The appearance of subcapsular liver hematoma after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is an infrequent complication and seldom studied. Some cases have been connected to ketorolac given during surgery and after surgery. Other described causes are : hemangiomas or small iatrogenic lesions that could be aggravated by administration of ketorolac. Coagulation dysfunction like circulating heparin as seen in hemathological diseases is cause of bleeding after aggressive procedures. We describe two cases of subcapsular liver hematoma after LC, both of them have been given intravenous ketorolac and one of them had multiple myeloma...
December 2010: Indian Journal of Surgery
Frédéric Baleydier, Carine Domenech, Xavier Thomas
Cytogenetic, molecular and phenotyping features of malignant hematologic diseases succeeded in improving their management by a more accurate stratification of patients according to several groups of risk and by providing a rational for targeted therapy. Three major types of treatment (excluding cellular therapy) are currently available in onco-hematology: conventional chemotherapy, small molecules for targeted therapy and monoclonal antibodies. Conventional chemotherapy with optimization of doses and multidrug-based regimens allowed to substantially improve survival of patients and keeps a place of choice in treatment of these diseases...
August 2011: Bulletin du Cancer
R Caronna, M Cardi, W Arcese, A P Iori, M Martelli, S Catinelli, S Mangioni, S Corelli, F Priore, E Tarantino, V Frantellizzi, G Spera, F Borrini, P Chirletti
BACKGROUND: Upper and lower gastrointestinal symptoms are major and serious complications in patients who undergo chemotherapy for hematological malignancies. Their most frequent causes are acute intestinal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after bone marrow transplant, infections, toxicity or preexisting gastrointestinal diseases. Mortality can reach 30-60% of cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report 15 cases operated on for abdominal emergencies: 3 severe gastrointestinal bleeding and 12 acute abdomen...
May 2005: I Supplementi di Tumori: Official Journal of Società Italiana di Cancerologia ... [et Al.]
V A Iamshanov, E G Kovan'ko, V K Koshelevskiĭ, Iu A Iamshanov, S D Ivanov
The influence of partial screening of EMF on the composition of white blood cells was studied in the experiments on rats. Two kinds of copper rings were used in these experiments: individual for each rat and common for the cage. It was shown that inside the ring the composition of blood cells was changed--in 3-5 hours the number of granulocytes increased and in 24 hours it restored to the initial level. The effect was more expressive in the experiments using individual rings. In control groups the experiment with plastic rings didn't reveal this effect...
May 2005: Radiatsionnaia Biologiia, Radioecologiia
Yraima Larreal, Nereida Valero, Jesús Estévez, Ivette Reyes, Mery Maldonado, Luz Marina Espina, Julia Arias, Eddy Meleán, German Añez, Ricardo Atencio
Clinical features of Dengue are very variable due to multiple alterations induced by the virus in the organism. Increased levels of transaminases similar to those produced by the Hepatitis virus have been reported in patients with Dengue from hiperendemic zones in Asia. The objectives of this study were to determine alterations in the liver tests in patients with Dengue and to relate them to the disease, clinically and serologically. Clinical history, hemathological tests serum transaminases (ALT y AST) and bilirubin assays were performed in 62 patients with clinical and serological diagnosis of Dengue...
June 2005: Investigación Clínica
S Moguel-Ancheita, S Dixon-Olvera, S Martínez-Oropeza, L P Orozco-Gómez
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the effectiveness of botulinum toxin for treating strabismus secondary to systemic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 141 patients with secondary strabismus were studied. To reduce risks, the treatment with botulinum toxin was made by a direct technique proposed by the authors. The response to the treatment was classified according to the different physiopathogenic groups. RESULTS: We found a positive response in: Central Neurological damage: 71%, Endocrinopathies: 78...
January 2003: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
E Beghi, G Bogliun
A register of the Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) has been started in Lombardy on February 1 1994, aiming at: 1) Making more correct estimates of the incidence and time and geographic trends of the disease; 2) Having a target population which serves for reference for analytical and experimental epidemiological studies; 3) Contributing to the validation of selected diagnostic procedures; 4) Implementing an audit of the diagnosis and treatment of GBS; 5) Collecting biochemical, hemathological and electrophysiological data to be stored in ad-hoc data-banks...
October 1996: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
N Konstantinidis, G Konstantinidis, A Ristivojević, R Krstić, E Gebauer
Congenital leukemia is a very rare form of acute leukemia and up to now more than 100 well documented cases have been published. Symptoms and signs of the disease may be faintly differentiated and be a differential diagnostic problem for a long period of time in comparison to other common diseases of the newborn. This is a case report on two newborns with congenital leukemia. It was an acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia in the first case, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the second. In both cases there were nonspecific manifestations of the disease (no weight gaining, hemorrhagic enterocolitis)...
1996: Medicinski Pregled
P F Conte, M R Sertoli, M Bruzzone, A Rubagotti, R Rosso, G Bentivoglio, A Conio, G Pescetto
A combination chemotherapy including cisplatin, 25 mg/m2 on Days 1,8; methotrexate, 30 mg/m2 on Day 1; and 5-fluorouracil, 600 mg/m2 on Day 1 has been evaluated in 28 previously untreated and 10 pretreated patients with advanced ovarian cancer after debulking surgery when feasible. The pathological response rates (complete + partial responses) were 69.2 and 50% in untreated and pretreated patients, respectively. Overall 24-month survival and progression-free survival (PFS) are 19.2 and 10.9%, respectively. A significant difference in survival and PFS is evident between patients with less and more than 2 cm residual disease and between responders (CR + PR) versus nonresponders...
March 1985: Gynecologic Oncology
A Dörig, M Rothlin, B J Messmer
Hemolysis after isolated aortic valve replacement using Björk-Shiley and Starr-Edwards (series 1260) prostheses as well as unstented Fascia-lata valves has been determined in 50 patients. A battery of hemathologic and blood-chemical tests were performed in all patients but LDH has proved to be the most reliable parameter. Survival of erythrocytes was measured in a small group of patients. Patients with Björk-Shiley prosthesis have shown lower average rate of hemolysis (LDH 201 IU, Haptoglobin 45 mg %) than patients with Starr-Edwards prosthesis (LDH 273 IU, Haptoglobin 35 mg %)...
April 1977: Thoraxchirurgie, Vaskuläre Chirurgie
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